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aretha franklin, black music, classic soul, motown, queen of soul, smokey robinson, soul music -

They knew each other almost all their lives, but in the many decades that Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin shared a friendship and mutual admiration, they never made it into the studio to record.

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“It’s been one hell of a ride!” model and actress Nazanin “Naz” Mandi told Vogue of her 13-year romance with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter simply known as Miguel (last name: Pimentel), which the two celebrated on Saturday with a 260-guest wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, Ca.

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“If someone asked me two years ago if I thought that this would be my life today—that I’d be on the red carpet at the CMAs or my song would be the No. 1 song on country radio, I would have honestly said no,” country singer Jimmie Allen said in a press release following the revelation that his debut single, “Best…

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I am known for many things. My humor, great smile, stamina, the list goes on. But one thing my black ass is not known for is punctuality. Given the opportunity, I will probably roll up late to my own funeral. Everyone will be there ready to mourn/celebrate my life and I’ll be somewhere in traffic, dressed in my…

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beauty industry, beychella, beyonce, black celebrities, black music, black musicians, fashion, fenty beauty, forbes, music industry, net worth, rihanna, savage x fenty, side hustle, the fenty effect, women in music -

Never knock your side hustle. That’s the lesson to be learned from the music industry’s—and now, the fashion and beauty industry’s—favorite bad gal, who has increased her net worth through the runaway successes of Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty. How else can you explain Rihanna’s maintaining the seventh place spot on

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90s, black celebrities, black excellence, black music, black musicians, erykah badu, faith evans, soul train music awards, tichina arnold, tisha campbell -

All eyes and (marketing strategies) may be on millennials and Gen Z, but despite artists from those generations leading the pack in nominations, by all appearances, it was “grown folks music” that dominated the 2018 Soul Train Awards.

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a star is born, all i want for christmas is 1, black celebrities, black music, black musicians, glitter, glitter soundtrack, itunes, justiceforglitter, mariah carey -

Color us confused: We know that enduring megastar Mariah Carey’s new album, Caution, is coming out tomorrow, Nov. 16, but here’s a marketing strategy we didn’t see coming. Ahead of the release of her newest offering, Carey’s legions of fans—better known as her “Lambily”—have catapulted the soundtrack to her infamous…

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He’s best known for hit songs, industry independence, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, but the ever charismatic Chance the Rapper is about to add a new title to his growing list of credits, as producer of an original musical for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM).

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afro latinx, black music, cardi b, cardi b invasion of privacy, cardi b pregnancy, people en espanol, shes that chica -

They like it like that! Continuing her world domination, Cardi B has gotten the nod from People en Español, who named her 2018’s Star of Year.

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“Black excellence” is a phrase oft-used at The Root, but we’re not sure it’s quite adequate to describe this news: In the midst of completing her highly anticipated drama for Netflix, The Central Park Five, Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay is also in production on another documentary for the…

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baby can i hold you tonight, black music, chapman v minaj, lawsuit, nicki minaj, power 1051, sorry, tracy chapman -

I guess it’s safe to say Tracy Chapman isn’t a Nicki Minaj fan. According to TMZ, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter is suing the “Barbie Dreamz” rapper, alleging that Minaj illegally used the song “Baby, Can I Hold You (Tonight)” for her unreleased single, “Sorry,” featuring Nas.

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Twenty-nineteen is about to be titled the “Year of Dance,” because Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is coming back with new music after almost 15 years.

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2018 american music awards, american music awards, awards shows, black music, cardi b, ciara, taylor swift, tracee ellis ross -

Real talk? We knew what the 2018 American Music Awards were gonna be about before the first statuette had even been awarded. The intention of the evening was made clear the second it was announced that Taylor Swift only needed three more wins to unseat the much-beloved late, great Whitney Houston as the female artist…

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Will this be the year Janet Jackson finally gets her due as one of the most important icons in music? After four prior nominations, will LL Cool J be formally recognized as one of hip-hop’s pioneers? And nearly 40 years after their last platinum-selling release, Masterjam, will Rufus and Chaka Khan finally take their…

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In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

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black celebrities, black dont crack, black girl magic, black music, black women, instyle, janet jackson, september issue -

They said it wouldn’t last, we had to prove them wrong: Fresh off the historic wave of melanated magnificence on September covers around the world, a new crop of black beauties of is greeting us for October, as epitomized by Janet Jackson on the cover of InStyle magazine’s Beauty Issue.

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Hell hath no fury like a doll scorned—that’s the plot of the deliciously innovative video for Haitian-American singer-songwriter TeaMarrr’s debut single “One Job,” which The Glow Up is delighted to exclusively premiere a day ahead of its Friday release.

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afropunk, black boy joy, black girl magic, black music, blackness, brooklyn, erykah badu, music festival -

Every year like clockwork, the ultimate young black reunion takes place on the lawns of Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, as all the stylish friends you wish you had come out stunting in their bright, bold, and very unapologetically black street style, ready to mosh and sway the hot evenings away.

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She may seem to hide behind sunglasses, but 21-year-old Gabi Wilson—better known as H.E.R.—has made it her mission to be at ease in the spotlight, as she told Vogue while prepping for last weekend’s AfroPunk festival in her home base of Brooklyn, NY.

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Black Music, Entertainment, Meghan Markle, News, Prince Harry, Royal Wedding, Video -

The Obamas may not have gotten an invitation to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming royal wedding, but this 19-year-old Brit did.

The post Meghan Markle tapped this history-making Black musician to play at the royal wedding appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Music, Cultural Appropriation, Earth Wind and Fire, Entertainment, Featured, Maurice White, Oppression Olympics, September, Taylor Swift, True Blue -

riday morning, millions of Black Americans woke up to the news that Taylor Swift had did something she should have never done without permission.

The post Taylor Swift did What?! 5 Things white people never need to do without permission appeared first on theGrio.

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70s, 80s, 90s, Barack Obama, Black Music, Chance the Rapper, Classic, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Janelle Monae, Jay Z, Michelle Obama, Motown, Music, Nina Simone, Obamas, Slow Jams, Summer Playlist, throwbacks, Wale -

Over the past eight years, it is safe to say the United States has had one of the smoothest presidents to ever enter the White House. Thursday afternoon, President Obama proved that to be true again when he tweeted a “Summer 2016 Playlist,” which included songs for daytime and nighttime enjoyment. –Barack Obama ‘singing’ Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ is everything […]

The post President Obama dropped a summer playlist and it’s fire appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Twitter does it again. This time the social media juggernaut takes a trip down […]

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History  Back in 2002, filmmaker James Spooner and 15-year music business veteran Matthew Morgan teamed […]

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